Definition of Scrape up

1. Verb. Gather (money or other resources) together over time. "They scratched a meager living"

Exact synonyms: Come Up, Scrape, Scratch
Specialized synonyms: Nickel-and-dime
Generic synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Collect, Compile, Hoard, Pile Up, Roll Up

Definition of Scrape up

1. Verb. (transitive) to collect together by scraping ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to gather together something needed (especially money) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Scrape up

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"... others as though coal, or cole), to scrape up the dirt off roads, &c. Couler. The true pronunciation of emd will of course affect this word also. ..."

2. A New and Comprehensive System of Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Arranged by Charles Julius Hempel (1859)
"Then scrape up again for four mi add another thirty-three grains of sugar of milk, stir the ne\i pound with the spatula, triturate for six minutes, ..."

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